Suggested Reading List

Faculty of the Department of Art & Public Policy have contributed titles that currently influence their consideration of arts politics and shape their courses. Some of these texts are taught, while others may cite theories and ideas explored through coursework. We welcome you to delve into the list below as a way to understand what guides us.
  • Some of Us Did Not Die, Essays by June Jordan

  • The Collected Essays of James Baldwin, edited by Toni Morrison

  • Language for a New Century, edited by Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar (Norton)

  • Walking Words, Eduardo Galeano

  • Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler

  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, Robin Wall Kimmerer

  • Women, Race and Class, Angela Davis

  • Politics of Piety, Saba Mahmood

  • Social Works, Shannon Jackson

  • Against the Romance of Community, Miranda Joseph

  • Citizen, Claudia Rankine

  • Aberrations in Black and The Reorder of Things, Rod Ferguson 
  • Denise Ferreira da Silva, Toward a Global Idea of Race
  • José Esteban Muñoz, Cruising Utopia
  • Susan Howe, The Birth-mark